Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Tarek Ayoubi MCS-2007-12, pp. 55. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Tarek Ayoubi
Titel / Title: Distributed Data Management Supporting Healthcare Workflow from Patients’ Point of View
Abstrakt Abstract:

Patient’s mobility throughout his lifetime leaves a trial of information scattered in
laboratories, clinical institutes, primary care units, and other hospitals. Hence, the medical history
of a patient is valuable when subjected to special healthcare units or undergoes
home-care/personal-care in elderly stage cases. Despite the rhetoric about patient-centred care,
few attempts were made to measure and improve in this arena. In this thesis, we will describe and
implement a high-level view of a Patient Centric information management, deploying at a
preliminary stage, the use of Agent Technologies and Grid Computing. Thus, developing and
proposing an infrastructure that allows us to monitor and survey the patient, from the doctor’s
point of view, and investigate a Persona, from the patients’ side, that functions and collaborates
among different medical information structures. The Persona will attempt to interconnect all the
major agents (human and software), and realize a distributed grid info-structure that directly
affect the patient, therefore, revealing an adequate and cost-effective solution for most critical
information needs.
The results comprehended in the literature survey, consolidating Healthcare Information
Management with emerged intelligent Multi-Agent System Technologies (MAS) and Grid
Computing; intends to provide a solid basis for further advancements and assessments in this
field, by bridging and proposing a framework between the home-care sector and the flexible
agent architecture throughout the healthcare domain.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Computersystems
Nyckelord / Keywords: Body Area Network (BAN), Grid Computing, Home-care System, Medical Information Systems, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), Persona

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Master of Science in Intelligent Software Systems
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/03/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Prof. Rune Gustavsson
Examinator / Examiner: Rune Gustavsson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
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